ut no actual buildings of the
domus seem to have been removed to make room for them. In 238 A.D.
some restoration was evidently contemplated (Hist. Aug. Max. et Balb. I),
and incidental references to them occur in Martial (iii. 20. 15; 36. 6) and
in later inscriptions (CIL vi. 9797 =AL 29. 4; IG xiv. 956 B 15 :para\ ta\s *titiana/s).
Early in the sixteenth century Julius II brought to the Vatican a
large granite basin, which had been seen on the site of these thermae
in 1450; it was buried in 1565 by Pius IV, but dug up again by Paul V, Cf. Orbaan, Documenti sul Barocco, 302; the inscriptions set up by Paul V are given
by De Angelis, S. Maria Maggiore, appendix, 6.
and still stands in the Cortile di Belvedere (PBS ii. 26; HJ 308; Jahrb.
d. Inst. 1890, 59). Later on, a basin of porphyry was found here and
given by Ascanio Colonna to Julius III. It is now in the Sala Rotonda
of the Vatican. In the same century Palladio made a plan of the ruins
then existing (Devonshire coll. portf. v.;